The NNE market has received some great press recently. Check out two recent articles below.

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New location ushers back the New North End farmers market

Written by Gail Callahan, Burlington Free Press Correspondent

After taking a year off to find a new location, the New North End Farmers Market has returned — this in the parking lot of the Elks Lodge off North Avenue.

The market has a 10-year history, starting at Ethan Allen Park and then the North Avenue Alliance Church. Steve and Anna Niemiec are long-time volunteers with the market who organized this year’s return. Despite a chilly first day Thursday, a steady stream of shoppers visited the new spot.

“We’re really excited about this event,” Steve Niemiec said.

The couple are New North End residents, and the drive to re-establish a tradition that brings together neighbors with local businesses appealed to them.

“We live here in the New North End,” Anna Niemiec said. “We want to bring together the neighbors and the community.”

The market will have 11 vendors throughout the season. On Thursdays from 3 to 6:30 p.m., vendors will sell products ranging from flowers to bread and pastries to vegetables.

The market accepts EBT and debit cards.

Under white tents, five vendors gave shoppers a sampling of what their respective businesses offer. Jay Gradziel, who runs Vermont Sticky Buns, welcomes the renewed sense of community the market offers.

“It’s a new market,” he said. “We’re getting to show people what our businesses offer, and you get to interact with your neighbors.”

Janice Couture, a Burlington resident, is a longtime supporter of the North End Market.

“I think this is great. I’m really happy to go, and it’s great for the community,” she said.

If you go

WHAT: New North End Farmers Market

WHERE: Elks Lodge Parking Lot, North Avenue, Burlington

WHEN: 3-6:30 p.m., Thursdays

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New North End Farmers’ Market opens for the 2011 season

By Pamela Jacobs, Colchester Farmers Market Examiner

June 7, 2011 8:55 am ET

Burlington’s New North End Farmers’ Market opens for the 2011 season, Thursdays, June 2, through September 29, 2011.  Located behind the Elk’s Lodge at 925 North Avenue, Burlington, VT.  The hours are 3:00 to 6:30 pm.

The first session of the farmers’ market at this new location was under a threatening sky.  This examiner arrived around 3:30 pm.  There was ample parking.  With fewer than ten vendors it seemed a little quiet.  It was explained that they accept 3 Squares EBT cards and Debit cards.

If you go looking for dinner, you can find a number of options, Tuulo Chicken Samosas, Vegetable Samosas or Potato Cakes.  The green sauce was a little bit for me.  It was very tasty, flaky outside, chicken and vegetables ground together inside.

Tamarack Hollow Farm offered pork, beef, and eggs, locally produced in the New North End.  They also, have a CSA program (community supported agriculture.)

Lalumiere Farmstand and Greenhouse displayed a variety of vegetables and plants.  This examiner tried some beet greens with a tiny beet attached.  They were wonderful sautéed with olive oil, garlic, onions, black pepper and a splash of lemon juice and splash of rice wine vinegar.  Polenta is a nice accompaniment.

Mir’s Pantry Sweets is based in the New North End, and The Bakers’ Corner, also based in Burlington, both produced lovely samples of orange chocolate chip cookies, and sticky buns, respectively.

The Nomadic Oven presented an array of treats, cupcakes, whoopee pies and tarts.   Indulging in the rhubarb tart was a wise choice.  Perfectly textured crust and creamy filling with just the right amount of tart rhubarb.

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